Lavazza: Con Te Partiro: 20 Years of Lavazza Calendars
Text by Vincenzo Cerami, Francesca Lavazza and Marco Testa, Edited by Fabio Novembre, Illustrated by Milo Manara
January 10, 2012
Photography - General
9-7/16 x 12-3/16
About This Book
“Coffee and photography are children of our age. Both generate energy and both are fastly enjoyed. Neither needs to be decoded.” --Francesca Lavazza.
For twenty years Lavazza has been producing calendars with the exclusive involvement of master photographers who have made history. Photographers who have contributed to the Lavazza calendar over the years have included Helmut Newton, Ellen Von Unwerth, Ferdinando Scianna, Elliott Erwitt, David La Chapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Finlay MacKay, Miles Aldridge, Mark Seliger and many others.
For the first time collected together in a book, these photographs are a depiction of seduction and taste, of beauty and pleasure. Designed as an imaginary voyage of the senses in which the female figure becomes an icon and guide to a parallel world of pleasure and beauty, this remarkable package also features original drawings by one of Italy’s best known masters of erotic graphic novels and comics, Milo Manara, paired with a narrative by one of Italy’s leading screenwriters, Vincent Cerami.
As a special feature, the book also includes the 2012 calendar in which Lavazza continues to celebrate the intimate connection between photography and espresso, pleasure and sensuality.
About the Author
LAVAZZA was founded in Turin in 1895. The company has been owned by the Lavazza family for four generations. It has become one of the most important coffee producers in the world.
Fabio Novembre studied architecture in Milan. He has lived in New York and worked with major design firms. Vincenzo Cerami has worked as a screenwriter for feature films by, among others, Bellocchio, Bertolucci and Benigni. He is one of the most famous Italian writers today.
Milo Manara is one of Italy’s best known masters of erotic comics and graphic novels. He is best known for his collaborations with Hugo Pratt, El Gaucho and Indian Summer.
"Edited by Fabio Novembre, the book is a voyage for the senses where the female figure is celebrated as a guide to pleasure and beauty." ~Complex Magazine
"...profound and at times seductive images." ~SELECTISM.COM